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Fa la la lunch and festive fun at the elders Christmas lunch


The Elders Christmas lunch returned this year and residents enjoyed reuniting in the annual Christmas tradition, now in its 15th year.

Local café Bow Brew provided a well-received three course meal, which included festive favourites of roast turkey dinner, mince pies and stickie toffee pudding.

Guests received winter warmer goody bags with a blanket and chocolaty treats donated by the East End Community Foundation and Christmas cards from local school children. Santa stopped by to host a raffle, and there was singing, dancing and elves… so we’ve been told.

The lunch was cancelled last year because of the lock down so this year’s event was an extra special opportunity for residents to reconnect, especially for those who felt isolated because of the pandemic. Events such as these help improve morale and increase social connectivity.

We offer more activities for residents aged 60+ such as:

  • Coffee morning at our community centres
  • Knit and natter sessions
  • Line dancing
  • Arts and craft
Enjoying the festive fun

Is that an Elf we spot?

A Christmas spin on the dance floor.

‘Given the last year it was great to see everyone in person and catch up. Lunch was lovely, singer very good and great atmosphere. What way to end the year.’

‘What a fabulous time I had today. The meal was good, sticky toffee pudding yummy, the best things I’ve ever had. The singer was fantastic and it was lovely to catch up with some old faces that I haven’t seen in a while'.